Sunday, January 09, 2011


Monday, January 10th, 2011, 7.30pm, £3 / £2
The Sozzled Sausage,
Leamington Spa
CV32 4NX

We are delighted to be starting the New Year with the very talented Bohdan Piesecki as our featured poet.

Bohdan is a performance poet and slam host born in Warsaw, Poland, currently based in the UK, where he is putting the finishing touches on a PhD in poetry translation. Before his move to England, Bohdan started the first poetry slam series in his country, introducing Poles to spoken word and creating a platform for a whole new generation of performers. Bohdan has travelled around Europe (with some forays into North America) with his poetry; he represented Poland at the 2007 Poetry Slam World Cup in Paris (and was the only European poet to reach the finals), proudly wore the title of the 2008 Hammer & Tongue Oxford Season Slam Champion, and was an artist in residence at the European Poetry Slam Days in Berlin in 2009. He has a keen interest in literary translation and ways in which it can be used in performance, and actively pursues collaborations with other poets as well as artists from fields such as photography, video, music, and dance.
Bohdan derives a perverse pleasure from inflicting poems in Polish on unsuspecting international audiences. He has a tendency to speak too much, enjoys walking, but not chewing gum, and still hopes to learn to play bass one day. He also finds writing about himself in the third person has lost a lot of its lustre since the advent of social networking sites.

Bohdan is also the West Midlands Programme Co-ordinator for Apples & Snakes. Find out more about what he does there by following this link. For a more in-depth look at Bohdan’s work, please visit his website,

DEFINITELY AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED! With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!

Come and share your poems - seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!

If you're planning to come along, or would like to know more about the night, please email

Look forward to seeing you there!

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